Dialogues in Sexuality Studies presents:
“Technology and Sexuality”
Featuring: Micha Cárdenas, MFA Candidate, Department of Visual Arts, UC
“Becoming Dragon: Transgender, Transspecies, Transreal”
and L. Chase Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Literature, UC San Diego
“Visual Technologies of Sexuality in the Early Twentieth-Century Californias”
Monday, May 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center
Now in its third year, Dialogues in Sexuality Studies brings UCSD faculty
members and graduate students interested in the growing interdisciplinary
field of Sexuality Studies together in a friendly and collegial
environment. The two presentations will be followed by open discussion and
In addition to holding one research forum per quarter, Dialogues in
Sexuality Studies also hosts a quarterly sexuality studies graduate
reading group. This quarter, the reading group will meet Friday, May 8 at
9:45-11am in the Women’s Center. For the readings, please contact L. Chase
Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Micha Cárdenas / dj lotu5 / Azdel Slade is a transgender artist, theorist
and trouble maker. Micha is an MFA candidate at the University of
California, San Diego who will be graduating in the summer of 2009. Micha
holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communications with distinction from
the European Graduate School and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
from Florida International University. She is a researcher at the
Experimental Game Lab at CRCA and at Calit2. Her interests include the
interplay of technology, gender, sex and biopolitics. She blogs at
L. Chase Smith is a Ph.D. Candidate in Literature at UC San Diego,
focusing on cultural studies of race and sexuality, U.S.-Mexico border
studies, Asia/ Pacific studies, and twentieth-century multiethnic
literature. Her dissertation, tentatively titled “Bawdy Amusements of
Progress in the Transpacific Borderlands,” examines circuits of culture
and commerce between California, Baja California, and Hawaii in the
Progressive Era. Her talk will draw on ongoing archival research in San
Diego, Tijuana, and Mexicali. She has recently received grants from the
Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the UC Pacific Rim Research Program.
Free and open to UCSD faculty, graduate students and affiliates.
Refreshments to follow the presentations.
Sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center
with funding from the Office of Graduate Studies Pilot Programs.
For more information, please contact Kyla Schuller in the Department of
Literature (kschulle (a+) ucsd d()t edu), Prof. David Serlin in the Department of
Communication (dserlin a+ ucsd D0T edu), or Jan Estrellado at the LGBT Resource
Center (jeestrellado a+ ucsd d()t edu, 858-822-3493).